Where to Find Grandma’s Cooking in the Smokies

Hear the sizzle in the fryin’ pan? Smell the comforting aroma of steaming corn bread and green beans simmered in bacon? You must be at Grandma’s house—or at a Grandma-approved Southern-style restaurant in the Smokies! In fact, you’ll find plenty of restaurants that specialize in good ole Southern cooking without ever leaving the mountain town of Pigeon Forge. So after…





10 Tastes for Vegetarians in the Smokies

When you hear Southern food, you may think of fried chicken, barbecue pork, roast beef, and burgers. But Pigeon Forge has much more than that. In fact, you don’t have to eat meat at all to find some great options for meals and snacks in the Great Smoky Mountains. From Mexican and Italian to Southern foods and beyond, you can…





5 Sweet Treats Waiting for You in Pigeon Forge

Sure, you can cool down this summer by jumping in a refreshing pool, taking a tube ride down the river, or riding the rapids on a raft. But one of the simplest and tastiest ways to cool down—and one that doesn’t require you to wear a bathing suit—is heading to The Island in Pigeon Forge for a delicious sweet treat!…





Food Options Galore in Pigeon Forge

Talk about options. Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and the surrounding mountain cities want to make you feel right at home during your visit to the Smokies. That’s why there’s been a wave of restaurants offering new options on their menus: gluten-free, lactose free, vegan, vegetarian, organic—you name it! If you’re looking for a vacation destination where EVERYONE can have a great…





Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen at The Island

Known for her Southern-style cooking and use of butter in every dish, celebrity chef and TV personality Paula Deen is a household name. Along with her sons, Jamie and Bobby, she owns and runs The Lady & Sons restaurant in Savannah, Georgia. She’s published more than a dozen cookbooks, and she has a dessert line available at Walmart. Over the…





The Best Breakfast in Town

Did your mom ever tell you, “Eat your breakfast—it’s the most important meal of the day”? Well, she just may be right about this one! According to studies, eating a healthy, balanced breakfast is one of the best ways to boost your metabolism and get your body going for the rest of the day. Breakfast is even more important when…





Food Network Stars Open Cupcake Shop in Pigeon Forge

On July 23, 2014, Food Network stars Susan Catron and Nikki Gribble seized the opportunity to open a brand new cupcake shop at The Island in Pigeon Forge – The Sweet Shoppe of the South. From gourmet cupcakes and freshly baked cookies to chocolate covered caramel apples and award-winning caramel pretzels, The Sweet Shoppe is sure to satisfy any sweet…





Hard Rock Cafe Relocates in Pigeon Forge

Why the move? It is official! The Hard Rock Café has been relocated to Pigeon Forge, TN from Gatlinburg, TN! The owners of the world famous Hard Rock saw an opportunity to expand in 2013 and they were not going to miss their chance. Just last year, Pigeon Forge passed laws allowing liquor to be sold by the drink. With…





Best Fried Catfish in Pigeon Forge

If you were born and raised in the south, you undoubtedly have a love for fried catfish. This southern delicacy has graced many a plate during countless family dinners. Many treasure their family recipes for the fish, some deep-fried, some beer-battered, some breaded with cornmeal and others dredged in flour. There’s quite a debate on which way is the best,…





Steakhouses in Pigeon Forge

Sometimes you like to forget all of your worries, cast aside the latest diet craze and dig in to a hearty meal. What better place to do so than on vacation to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee? The city is filled with delicious down-home restaurants, serving delicious meals that will have your mouth watering. In fact, the steakhouses in Pigeon Forge are…